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Humanitarians encourage Syrian peace talks

Kerry urged an end to the five year conflict between the government and rebels. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have died, while millions more face severe food shortages.

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Rwanda’s dream of a music school

The author Kahlil Gibran once wrote, “Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.”

In the African nation of Rwanda, the spirit of peace is so needed just two decades removed from a civil war and genocide. Mary Fanaro, the director of the charity OmniPeace, recently visited there. Her organization helps communities overcome poverty by enhancing education.

Read the full article at The Huffington Post.

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Marshall’s Speech and Winning the Peace

On June 5, 1947 America’s greatest peace adventure got started with a speech by Secretary of State George C. Marshall. It was a commencement address at Harvard University. It set in motion a masterful plan to rebuild Europe from the ashes of World War II.

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Video: Dwight Eisenhower, The Chance for Peace

An excerpt from President Dwight Eisenhower’s Chance for Peace Speech in April, 1953. See the video on YouTube.

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Video: Eisenhower’s Atoms for Peace Speech

Video excerpts of President Dwight Eisenhower’s Atoms for Peace Proposal in 1953. See the video on YouTube.

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Video: Dwight Eisenhower on Open Skies Policy in 1960

President Dwight Eisenhower, in a 1960 speech, discusses his Open Skies for Peace offer to the Soviet Union. See the video at YouTube.

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Video: President Truman on the Fifth Anniversary of the United Nations

A film about a speech by Harry Truman at the United Nations during 1950. See the video on YouTube.

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Video: President Truman Calls on the World to Arm for Peace

A short film featuring a speech by President Harry Truman during the Cold War. See the video on YouTube.

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Video: Arms Limitation in the Nuclear Weapons Age (part 2)

Part 2 of a film that highlights nuclear arms control efforts during the Cold War. View the film on YouTube.

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Video: Dwight Eisenhower on Ending Child Hunger

Excerpt of General Dwight Eisenhower’s July 8, 1948 speech for a United Nations Crusade for Children. Eisenhower talks about the importance of ending child hunger in the quest for peace, a theme still very much relevant today. View the video on Youtube.

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